Chiefs Could See Steelers Starters In The 2nd Half

During their first two preseason games, the Kansas City Chiefs haven’t seen all that much of the opposing teams stars.

In the opener against the New Orleans Saints, Drew Brees left after just taking a couple snaps in the second quarter. The following week, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was done for the night after just one — very short — series.

When the Chiefs travel to Pittsburgh Saturday night, they could end up getting a lot much more from the Steelers, even though they are facing a short turnaround after playing Monday night.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin hasn’t specifically laid out just how long Ben Roethlisberger and the rest of the first team units will play yet, but safety Ryan Clark believes they will see time in the third quarter.

Clark told the Tribune-Review the starters could play a series in the third quarter to work on changes from the coordinators at halftime.

With the Chiefs starters already playing all of the first half last week, it would make sense for them to extend their time into the third quarter Saturday night. Getting to go up against a Steelers team with high expectations during that whole time will provide a good measuring stick for the new systems being installed by Andy Reid and Bob Sutton.

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